"Your action is required": Fake verification in Volksbank phishing mail - Bark Sedov
“Your action is required”: Fake verification in Volksbank phishing mail

“Your action is required”: Fake verification in Volksbank phishing mail

“Your action is required”: Fake verification in Volksbank phishing mail


As a customer of the Volks- und Raiffeisenbank, you are currently the target of phishing attempts. You can recognize the fake by the subject “Your action is required”.

This phishing email lures you to a dangerous site.

This phishing email lures you to a dangerous site. (Source: consumer center)

  • A phishing email wants to elicit your login data for your Volksbank account.
  • A supposed verification serves as a pretext.
  • Delete the email immediately.

Do you have an account with the Volks- und Raiffeisenbank and have you received an email with the subject “Your action is required”? Then be careful, because you have a phishing email in front of you. In this you will be asked to carry out a verification. The corresponding form is said to be in your online banking mailbox.

A link is included in the email so that you can get there without detours. But this is not what it claims to be. According to the consumer advice center, you will be directed to a fake login page. If you want to use this to log into your online banking, you will forward your data directly to the scammers.

The criminals can then abuse your account. We recommend that you delete the email immediately. If you have nevertheless given your data, get in touch with the service hotline of the Volks- und Raiffeisenbank or get in touch with the contact person at your bank. This way you can prevent worse things from happening.

Simple signs: This is how you recognize every phishing email

A first indication that you have received a phishing email: The email will ask you to confirm personal data or to enter it on a website. This Under no circumstances should you comply with the request. In addition, criminals often use the official logos of the companies they are copying in their emails, but not official sender addresses.

If you find the sender suspicious, you should read the email twice. You will often find spelling mistakes or inconsistencies in German grammar. The attackers usually do not write their emails themselves, but instead use automatically generated messages or translate known emails with a translation program. But why all the effort?

What do criminals achieve with phishing attacks?

Phishing is used on the Internet to collect real user data. Money can be made with these if e-mail addresses, names and other information are sold for advertising purposes or passed on in criminal forums. With the data obtained, cyber criminals can also address future phishing attacks in a more targeted manner, making their attacks more effective.

Did you receive a suspicious email?

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  • Spelling mistake?

  • Sensitive data requested?

  • Official logos?

  • Unknown sender?

Attachments and links contained in malicious e-mails also often inject malware or viruses onto your computer. In addition, you should not simply ignore suspicious emails. Forward them to the above email address and help us report future phishing attacks.

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